1. France
  2. Provence
  3. Avignon
  4. Carrières de Lumières

From Avignon: Van Gogh in Provence

Product ID: 789
Explore Arles as you walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps. Discover the Roman monuments. Experience the “Salvador Dali” light show at the Carrières de Lumières. Take a photo at Les Baux de Provence. Visit a recreation of Van Gogh’s bedroom at St. Paul de Mausole.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
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  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh on a tour of Provence
  • Discover the sites that inspired Van Gogh's most famous paintings
  • Explore the medieval villages of St. Remy and Les Baux de Provence.
  • Enjoy an audiovisual show in the Carrières de Lumières
  • Drive a scenic route past olive groves and vineyards
Full description
From Avignon explore the beautiful landscape of Provence to discover why the colors and quality of light has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, including Vincent Van Gogh.

Starting in Arles, discover locations that inspired some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings during the time he lived there between February 1888 and May 1890. See sites that inspired paintings such as "La Maison Jaune," "Le Café le Soir," "Le Jardin des Hospices," and "La Nuit Etoilée." Marvel at the Roman amphitheater, and discover a jewel of Provençal Romanesque architecture at St. Trophime Church.
Discover Roman monuments from the 1st century AD and see some of the paintings that date from the time when Van Gogh was hospitalized in the nearby psychiatric hospital.
Enjoy an audiovisual show in the Carrières de Lumières. A multi-media exhibition of famous paintings are projected on the walls of the quarry, accompanied by music.

Then, enjoy a scenic drive past olive trees and vineyards to the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. Here, you will see the former castle built in the 10th century, before ending your Van Gogh adventure at St. Remy de Provence.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to the Carrières de Lumières
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• From 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020, this tour runs every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Very enjoyable

With the time constraints of a 1/2 day trip, we saw as much as expected. Could have had longer at St Remy to allow more time to see where Van Gogh was in the asylum, especially as this was a Van Gogh tour. But Carrieres de Lumiere was amazing and the highlight, having long enough there to see the whole show, although longer time would always be good. Good walking tour in Arles, and our guide was very interesting and informative about Van Gogh . Overall very good.

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September 17, 2019

It was a great tour. Carriere De Lumiere was all that I hoped it would be. The guide was very friendly and informative.

October 27, 2019

Exactly what I wanted and expected- perfect!

September 20, 2019

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Product ID: 789